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 Only one basic solution II (Posted on 2014-09-26)
A square root of BIKINI
is a domestic animal.

a.What English words fit the above definition?

b. What can be said about a generic (basic) solution?

 See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON No Rating

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 computer assisted solution Comment 1 of 1
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Dim crlf\$, used(25)

ChDir "C:\Program Files (x86)\DevStudio\VB\projects\flooble"
Text1.Text = ""
crlf\$ = Chr(13) + Chr(10)
Form1.Visible = True
DoEvents

For b = 1 To 9
used(b) = 1
For i = 0 To 9
If used(i) = 0 Then
used(i) = 1
For k = 0 To 9
If used(k) = 0 Then
used(k) = 1
For n = 0 To 9
If used(n) = 0 Then
used(n) = 1

bikini = 100000 * b + 10101 * i + 1000 * k + 10 * n
sr = Int(Sqr(bikini) + 0.5)
If sr * sr = bikini Then
Text1.Text = Text1.Text & sr & Str(bikini) & crlf
DoEvents
End If

used(n) = 0
End If
Next n
used(k) = 0
End If
Next k
used(i) = 0
End If
Next i
used(b) = 1
Next b
Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf & " done"
End Sub

finds only

437 190969

so BIKINI = 190969 and its square root is 437.

So the domestic animal could be any animal with a 3-letter name where all three letters are different and none is found within BIKINI.

CAT and DOG are the obvious choices to fill the bill. While COW is domesticated, I don't think it would be called domestic. RATs are found domestically (around the house) in some circumstances; some are kept as pets.

 Posted by Charlie on 2014-09-26 10:30:55

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